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GP Operations Compendium: Managing complexities of a private equity firm


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While strong net returns remain the No. 1 deliverable for private equity firms, returns minus evidence of sound firm infrastructure scare investors. Now, investors want excellence, they want to know that the firm is managing operational and regulatory risk, that the operations are efficient and that they are doing things in a way that’s transparent for investors.

In essence, today’s private equity chief financial officers are being asked to do it all: mitigate operational risk by handling cybersecurity and protecting confidential information, manage regulatory risk and develop an efficient back office to be able to handle heightened investor reporting demands.

Produced in partnership with Privcap, the GP Operations Compendium 2016 is a series of articles, interviews and panel discussions about how the industry is trying to up its game and the kinds of professionals needed to do that. It’s tough work being a general partner (GP), but given the potential rewards, most are investing heavily in improved firm operations. It’s no longer a choice, but a necessity.

Topics include:

  • Five valuation trends in private equity
  • Who you do—and don’t—need in your back office
  • How to build a cybersecurity threat model for private equity
  • Four signs you need a chief compliance officer
  • The three private equity hiring trends you need to know
  • Why every private equity partnership needs to be rewritten

Featuring experts from KKR, The Carlyle Group, Performance Equity, Ridgemont Equity, Hamilton Lane, Trilantic North America, HarbourVest Partners, Korn Ferry, Harvard Business School, Venture Partners, Pantheon, Second Alpha Partners and KPS Capital Partners. 

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